Daniela M. Pfabigan

Daniela M. Pfabigan
Vestfold Hospital Trust · Department of Medicine

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Introduction
Daniela M. Pfabigan is currently working at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo. One ongoing project is investigating 'Stimulus characteristics and feedback processing.'
Additional affiliations
December 2021 - present
Vestfold Hospital Trust
Position
  • Researcher
August 2016 - July 2018
Peking University
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  • PostDoc Position
February 2010 - January 2016
University of Vienna
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  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (86)
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Energy deprivation as well as hormones that regulate appetite and eating can influence olfactory function. This study investigated olfactory sensitivity for a food-related and a non-food odour prior to and after a meal, and its relationship to the energy-regulating hormones ghrelin and adiponectin. The olfactory sensitivity for orange and rose (PEA...
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The gut hormone ghrelin drives food motivation and increases food intake, but it is also involved in the anticipation of and response to rewards other than food. This pre-registered study investigated how naturally varying ghrelin levels affect the processing of touch as a social reward in humans. Sixty-eight volunteers received “social-affective”...
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Energy deprivation as well as gut hormones that regulate appetite and eating can influence olfactory function. This pre-registered study investigated olfactory thresholds for a food-related and a non-food odour prior to and after a meal, and their relationship to the gut hormones ghrelin and adiponectin. The olfactory thresholds of orange and rose...
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Pain habituation is associated with a decrease of activation in brain areas related to pain perception. However, little is known about the specificity of these decreases to pain, as habituation has also been described for other responses like spinal reflexes and other sensory responses. Thus, it might be hypothesized that previously reported reduct...
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Introduction: The importance of the amygdala - medial orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) network during processing of emotional stimuli, emotional faces in particular, is well established. This premise is supported by converging evidence from animal models, human neuroanatomical results, and neuroimaging studies. However, there is missing evidence from hu...
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Background: This paper is a follow-up study continuing the COVISTRESS network previous research regarding health-related determinants. Objective: The aim was to identify the main consequences of COVID-19 lockdown on Body Mass Index and Perceived Fragility, related to Physical Activity (PA), for different categories of populations, worldwide. Desi...
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Background Major depressive disorder is strongly associated with impairments and difficulties in social interactions. Deficits in empathy, a vital skill for social interactions, have been identified as a risk factor for relapse. However, research on empathy in remitted states of depression is scarce. We chose a social neuroscience approach to inves...
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The regulation of motor resonance processes in daily life is indispensable. The automatic imitation task is an experimental model of those daily-life motor resonance processes. Recent research suggests that both self-other distinction and cognitive control processes may be involved in interference control during automatic imitation. Yet, we lack a...
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While opioid addiction has reached pandemic proportions, we still lack a good understanding of how the administration of opioids interacts with cognitive functions. Error processing – the ability to detect erroneous actions and correct one’s behaviour afterwards - is one such cognitive function that might be susceptible to opioidergic influences. E...
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Non-medical prescription opioid use (NMPOU) is at the heart of the opioid epidemic in the United States. Although chronic opioid use is commonly accompanied by deficits in social functioning, little is known about the impact of chronic NMPOU on social cognitive functions. Social neuroscience models suggest that empathy activates similar or even equ...
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Pain habituation is associated with a decrease of activation in brain areas related to pain perception. However, little is known about the specificity of these decreases to pain, as habituation has also been described for other responses like spinal reflexes and other sensory responses. Thus, it might be hypothesized that previously reported reduct...
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Objectives: To study the prevalence of burnout among non-health care workers (NHCW), the risk and protective factors and to quantify the risk of burnout. Method: We conducted a cross-sectional study on the 3142 NHCW of the University Hospital of Clermont-Ferrand. They received a self-assessment questionnaire. Results: 437 (13.9%) NHCW complete...
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While opioid addiction has reached pandemic proportions, we still lack a good understanding of how the administration of opioids interacts with cognitive functions. Error processing – the ability to detect erroneous actions and correct one’s behaviour afterwards - is one of these cognitive functions that might be susceptible to opioidergic influenc...
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Purpose of the study: Work addiction risk is a growing public health concern with potential deleterious health-related outcomes. Perception of work (job demands and job control) may play a major role in provoking the risk of work addiction in employees. We aimed to explore the link between work addiction risk and health-related outcomes using the f...
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Défini pour la première fois dans les années 1970, par le docteur Herbert Freudenberger, le terme burnout se traduit par un état d’épuisement physique, émotionnel et mental qui résulte d’un investissement prolongé dans des situations de travail exigeantes sur le plan émotionnel. Ce syndrome est décrit comme un processus multidimensionnel comprenant...
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Major depressive disorder (MDD) is strongly associated with impairments and difficulties in social interactions. Deficits in empathy, a vital skill for social interactions, have been identified as a major risk factor for relapse. However, research on empathy in remitted states of depression is scarce. We chose a social neuroscience approach to inve...
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This study used event‐related potential (ERP) measurements to investigate whether error processing in a social context is modulated by top‐down influence of deterministic thinking, i.e., subjective beliefs that events are pre‐determined by previously existing causes. To this end, half of our participants were confronted with statements denying the...
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Social interaction is important for survival in most social species including humans. To ensure social activities, individuals experience reward from social interaction, generating a powerfully reinforcing process. Here we hypothesized that reward from social interaction in a juvenile male rat pair may be enhanced by ghrelin, a circulating hormone...
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Introduction Stress and obesity are two public health issues. The relationship between obesity and stress is biological through the actions of stress on the major hormones that regulate appetite (leptin and ghrelin). Many spa resorts in France specialise in the treatment of obesity, but no thermal spa currently proposes a specific programme to mana...
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Psychopathic offenders have a high propensity to violate social norms, as indicated for instance by their widespread lying and cheating behaviour. The reasons for their norm violations are not well understood, though, as they are able to recognise norms in a given situation and also punish norm violators. In this study, we investigated whether psyc...
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Reinforcement learning – to adjust behaviors in response to feedback regarding reward and punishment – is pivotal to our survival. The present work investigated whether and how reinforcement learning is affected by thoughts of mortality that endanger one’s survival. We recorded electroencephalographic while adults performed a probabilistic learning...
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Objective Work-related stress is a public health issue. Stress has multiple physical and psychological consequences, the most serious of which are increased mortality and cardiovascular morbidity. The ThermStress protocol was designed to offer a short residential thermal spa program for work-related stress prevention that is compatible with a profe...
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We recently demonstrated a processing advantage of social versus nonsocial feedback stimuli in a western sample by assessing phase-locked neural responses. The current study extended our previous findings to another cultural sample (Chinese) to further test whether non-phase-locked neural oscillations also exhibit the social feedback processing adv...
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Major depressive disorder (MDD) has been hypothesized to lead to impairments in empathy. Previous cross-sectional studies did not disentangle effects of MDD itself and antidepressant treatment. In this first longitudinal neuroimaging study on empathy in depression, 29 patients with MDD participated in two functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI...
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Background: Studies investigating hippocampal volume changes after treatment with serotonergic antidepressants in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) yielded inconsistent results and effects on hippocampal subfields are unclear. Methods: To detail treatment effects on total hippocampal and subfield volumes, we conducted an open-label s...
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Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) successfully disentangled neuronal pathophysiology of major depression (MD), but only a few fMRI studies have investigated correlates and predictors of remission. Moreover, most studies have used clinical outcome parameters from two time points, which do not optimally depict differential response times....
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The author list was presented as last name, first name. The names should have been listed as: Christoph Kraus, Manfred Klöbl, Martin Tik, Bastian Auer, Thomas Vanicek, Nicole Geissberger, Daniela M. Pfabigan, Andreas Hahn, Michael Woletz, Katharina Paul, Arkadiusz Komorowski, Siegfried Kasper, Christian Windischberger, Claus Lamm, Rupert Lanzenberg...
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Empathy for another person's pain and feeling pain oneself seem to be accompanied by similar or shared neural responses. Such shared responses could be achieved by mapping the bodily states of others onto our own bodily representations. We investigated whether sensorimotor neural responses to the pain of others are increased when experimentally red...
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This study investigated cultural differences regarding social connectedness in association with social vs. non-social comparison feedback. We performed electroencephalography in 54 Chinese and 49 Western adults while they performed a time estimation task in which response-accuracy feedback was either delivered pertaining to participants' own perfor...
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The monetary incentive delay task breaks down reward processing into discrete stages for fMRI analysis. Here we look at anticipation of monetary gain and loss contrasted with neutral anticipation. We meta-analysed data from 15 original whole-brain group maps (n = 346) and report extensive areas of relative activation and deactivation throughout the...
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Background Cardiac autonomic neuropathy in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients is associated with high cardiovascular mortality. Heart rate variability (HRV) is the gold standard to measure cardiac autonomic neuropathy. We aimed to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the impact of T2DM on HRV parameters. Methods Main dat...
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This study investigated neural processes underlying automatic imitation and its modulation by ethnically diverse hand stimuli (Black, White) using event-related brain potentials (ERPs). Automatic imitation relies on motor stimulus-response compatibility (SRC), i.e., response conflict caused by motoric (in)congruency between task-irrelevant hand sti...
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This study investigated the impact of criterion-based vs. social reference frames on behavioural and neural correlates of performance monitoring while taking individual differences in control beliefs into account. We conducted two experiments administering a time estimation task in which feedback was either delivered pertaining to participants’ own...
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Background: Cardiac autonomic neuropathy in type 2 dibetes mellitus (T2DM) patients is frequent and associated with high cardiovascular mortality. Heart rate variability (HRV) is the gold standard to measure cardiac autonomic neuropathy. We aimed to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the impact of T2DM on HRV parameters. Me...
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This study investigated the impact of criterion-based vs. social reference frames on behavioural and event-related potential correlates of performance monitoring while taking individual differences in control beliefs into account.
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Recent research emphasizes the importance of social factors during performance monitoring. Thus, the current study investigated the impact of social stimuli -such as communicative gestures- on feedback processing. Moreover, it addressed a shortcoming of previous studies, which failed to consider stimulus complexity as potential confounding factor....
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Cooperation in social systems such as tax honesty is of central importance in our modern societies. However, we know little about cognitive and neural processes driving decisions to evade or pay taxes. This study focuses on the impact of perceived tax authority and examines the mental chronometry mirrored in ERP data allowing a deeper understanding...
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Several previous functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies have demonstrated the predictive value of brain activity during emotion processing for antidepressant response, with a focus on clinical outcome after 6–8 weeks. However, longitudinal studies emphasize the paramount importance of early symptom improvement for the course of diseas...
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Functional neuroimaging of the human amygdala has been of great interest to uncover the neural underpinnings of emotions, mood, motivation, social cognition, and decision making, as well as their dysfunction in psychiatric disorders. Yet, several factors limit in vivo imaging of amygdalar function, most importantly its location deep within the temp...
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Expectancy and certainty regarding an outcome are important factors during performance monitoring. However, the separate contributions of expected and unexpected uncertainty on different measures of performance monitoring, including feedback-related negativity (FRN) and P300 components, are not well established. The current study investigated their...
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Preferential processing of threat-related information is a robust finding in anxiety disorders. The observation that attentional biases are also present in healthy individuals suggests factors other than clinical symptoms to play a role. Using a dot-probe paradigm while event-related potentials were recorded in 59 healthy adults, we investigated wh...
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The on-going (self-)monitoring of our behavior is inextricably intertwined with the surrounding social context. In this study, we investigated whether a minimal group paradigm assigning individuals to arbitrary group categories is powerful enough to induce changes in behavioral, psychophysiological and event-related potential correlates of performa...
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Recent research suggests that not only the dopamine neurotransmitter system but also the endogenous opioid system is involved in performance monitoring and the generation of prediction error signals. Therefore, the current study investigated the potential link between the functional opioid peptide prodynorphin (PDYN) 68bp VNTR genetic polymorphism...
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P.1.b. Basic and clinical neuroscience − Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology S191 Conclusions: These findings imply that the intrinsic functional organization of the DMN is significantly altered in ASD as manifested by weaker integration and segregation of the network. Further studies with larger sample sizes are warranted.
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The current study investigated whether or not the physical aspect of stimulus size has an effect on neuronal correlates of feedback processing. A time estimation task was administered applying three different feedback stimulus categories: small, middle, and large size stimuli. Apart from early visual ERPs such as P1 and N1 components, later feedbac...
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The present study investigated whether the same visual stimulus indicating zero-value feedback (€0) elicits Feedback-Related Negativity (FRN) variation, depending on whether the outcomes correspond with expectations or not. Thirty-one volunteers performed a monetary incentive delay (MID) task while EEG was recorded. FRN amplitudes were comparable a...
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Attentional processes play an important role in the processing of emotional information. Previous research reported attentional biases during stimulus processing in anxiety and depression. However, sex differences in the processing of emotional stimuli and higher prevalence rates of anxiety disorders among women, compared to men, suggest that atten...
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Objectives: Anticipatory processes prepare the organism for upcoming experiences. The aim of this study was to investigate neural responses related to anticipation and processing of painful stimuli occurring with different levels of uncertainty. Experimental design: Twenty-five participants (13 females) took part in an electroencephalography and...